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Super Value chief’s WTO fears labelled ‘illusion and fiction’

The Bahamas’ chief WTO negotiator yesterday said the concerns expressed by Rupert Roberts are based on “illusion and fiction”, adding: “We are doggedly pursuing the country’s best interest.”

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WTO open up to foreign law firms ‘total nonsense’

The Bahamas’ chief WTO negotiator last night slammed as “absolute nonsense” assertions that the government is willing to open the legal services sector up to foreign firms.

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‘Buy Bahamian’ best defence under WTO

BAHAMIAN consumers can do “far more” to sustain local industries than any government under the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) ruled-based set-up, says the country’s lead negotiator.

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Bahamas won’t ‘blindly’ rush into joining WTO

The Bahamas is pushing its next WTO talks back by one month, with its chief negotiator pledging that the country will not “blindly” rush into membership of global trade’s rules-setting body.

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WTO membership to unlock ‘billions’ in trade potential

The Bahamas’ chief WTO negotiator has urged businesses to identify overseas markets this nation should target, arguing it has “billions of dollars” in untapped trade potential to unleash.

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Bahamas already breaches WTO industry 'carve outs'

The Bahamas has already breached the local ownership exemptions it is seeking for certain industries, the country’s chief World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiator said yesterday.Zhivargo Laing, the former Cabinet minister, told the the Rotary Club o

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WTO to impact 20% of economy

THE Government will forego $40m in revenue under its first World Trade Organisation (WTO) offer, its chief negotiator suggesting that accession will impact just 20 percent of the economy.Zhivargo Laing, pictured, a former minister of state for financ

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Laing defends former FNM govt

FORMER Minister of State for Finance Zhivargo Laing defended the fiscal performance of past Free National Movement administrations yesterday, knocking the Minnis administration’s narrative that its current fiscal consolidation measures are necessary


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